Sumo: Harumafuji looks unbeatable on Day 9 as he retains lead
News On Japan via Asahi -- Jan 21
Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji devastated sekiwake Goeido to remain unbeaten after nine days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 21, while Hakuho, one loss back, cruised to victory over the once-formidable Baruto.
Hakuho, the defending champion, had no difficulty cutting through sekiwake Baruto's defenses and lifting the Estonian over the edge. Hakuho almost made it look too easy as he slammed inside and drove forward against the former ozeki, who is 5-4 and struggling with leg injuries.
The spotlight, however, is still on Harumafuji, who in his second outing at sumo's top rank has been unbeatable.
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